Synonyms for forfeiting

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Antonyms for forfeiting

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He had saved his own respect at the risk of forfeiting that of Miss Gannion.

What, then, might I not be forfeiting by this unhappy rencontre?

He shrank from forfeiting this respect, unentitled though he was to it.

I beg your pardonI forgot that could only be done by forfeiting Simeon!

The knowledge that she was forfeiting these strangers' respect did not disturb her.

Was she not forfeiting the reality, the one reality, for all that was shallow and worthless?

The Boches were forfeiting their bail, or up to deviltry, or both.

On this depended the holding or forfeiting of four square leagues of land.

If he were beaten, however, he must pay for his defeat by forfeiting his life.

It's the legal expression for failing to show up and forfeiting your bail.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "misdeed," from Old French forfait "crime, punishable offense" (12c.), originally past participle of forfaire "transgress," from for- "outside, beyond" (from Latin foris; see foreign) + faire "to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Translating Medieval Latin foris factum. Sense shifted mid-15c. from the crime to the penalty: "something to which the right is lost through a misdeed." As an adjective from late 14c., from Old French forfait.

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